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How long have you been using phpBB?

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I believe I started using phpBB in about 2001. I used to spend a lot more time modding it, etc. Lately, I don't mess with it too much. I sort of found a formula that works for me, and tend to use the same basic idea on different forum sites.

Version 3 changes things. I know at some point I'm going to have to upgrade some of my sites (at least a dozen), but I'm waiting for the right time.

Just curious if we have more new users here on phpBB now, or more "old timers".
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I started my own site on 13 September 2004, but I was helping moderate another board a good while (6 months or so) before that. When I realized how great and fun using phpBB2 was (and when that forum died), I started my own board. Once I did, I got into MODding and making custom MODs for others. Then from there, I joined phpBB.com to distribute my MODs and to help others out as my way of saying "thanks" for providing the software until finally the Support Team asked me to join. Well, that's my story in brief. :)
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I guess i started using phpBB late 2003.
When i started my first NIRVANA website in early 2000 i was using some other forum software but wasn´t really happy with it... then i discovered phpBB - the rest is history. :)

I can modify it to my own needs and that´s what i REALLY wanted... ;)
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I started early 2004 with phpBB 2.0.6. I din't know PHP but after installing some MODs and tweaking the code a bit myself I decided to learn it. Now I'm a full time PHP programmer, so thank you phpBB. :mrgreen:
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I started using phpBB early 2001 and I can tell you that I have enjoy every bit of phpBB :D

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In January 2006, I started moderating one of the boards where I'm a global administrator by now. I'm no specialist in phpBB itself - my major interest lies in translations and localizations. 8-)
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Ok, so a pretty good distribution of users so far. Some using over the last year. Quite a few over the last 2-4 years, and a couple 5 or more years.
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Started with 2.0.1 in June, 2002. Started a board that is still going strong today over five years later. Over 350,000 posts and nearly 26K users. (Are users counted by 1000 or by 1024 when you say "26K users"... that's the important question...)
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Started using phpBB as a user in mid-2003. I think the board was on 2.0.3 (*gasp*, out of date!). In December 2003 I started seriously looking at creating a board, and did so on Jan 11, 2004. Started becoming a regular at phpBB.com in Feb 2004, and in Feb 2006 I was invited to join the Support Team :)
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I started using it and as a user and an admin abit later on in about 2005 ;)
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pentapenguin wrote:I started my own site on 13 September 2004
Spookily enough, that's the exact date when I started my board too!

I was a member and then a mod and then an admin on a phpBB site where the owner went AWOL and we found out the domain name was going to expire so me and the mods took the decision to start a new site and see how many would follow us. Luckily 120 did and the site as gone on from there.

I also got involved in setting up a couple of other sites not long after that.

Like many of us have I did a lot of MOD adding at the start and messed a lot up too! Now I keep it a lot more simple even though I'm more experienced at it.

I switched the original site to phpBB3 back in september and I (and the members) are loving it.

I joined here a couple of months before I set up the site in order to get some general information and then I just stuck around giving back a little help in return.
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Post by A_Jelly_Doughnut »

September 13 2004 was a Monday. (Source: http://timeanddate.com/calendar/?year=2004&country=1)

I started using phpBB in November of 2002...on Spaceports (remember them? yeah.) Had some fun (read: valuable) experience with the upgrade from 2.0.3 to 2.0.4 with the Attachment MOD installed. That board never really had any users (nor have any of the other communities I've started :cry: & :P)
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Started sometime in 2001 playing with v1.x. Not had as much time lately to play with v3 but a release near the end of the month when I'm off work for a week would be great ;)
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